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Second Half Surge Leads Field Hockey Past Brown, 3-2
ORONO, Maine -- Hannah Keating (York, Maine) snapped a 2-2 tie with just 57-seconds remaining in regulation to lead the University of Maine field hockey team past Brown (3-7) by a score of 3-2. Nicole Sevey (Skowhegan, Maine) and Elke Jacobse (Badhoevedorp, Netherlands) also scored for the Black Bears who move to 9-5 on the season.
Just one goal was scored in the opening half as Brown took a 1-0 edge, 20:48 into the contest. Meghan O'Donnell tallied her fifth score of the season as she took advantage of a Maine turnover inside the circle and was able to flip a shot up and over Maine goalkeeper Sydney Kolysher (White Rock, British Columbia).
Maine battled back midway through the second half with a pair of scores separated by just 1:44. Sevey tied the game for Maine with her second goal of the year. Setup on a penalty corner try, Annabelle Hamilton (North Vancouver, British Columbia) blasted a shot from the top of the circle. Sevey was in perfect position on the left side of the cage as she stuck her stick out and was able to tip the Hamilton shot up and over Brown goalkeeper Shannon McSweeney.
The Black Bears used the momentum from their first goal of the day to immediately grab the lead a short time later as Jacobse found the back of the cage for her first career goal. The freshman forward was able to gain control of a loose ball in front of the Brown cage and flick a shot up and over a downed keeper, putting Maine on top 2-1.
Brown would answer just over 13-minutes later to once again tie the game. Kolysher went down and made a nice save on the original shot on the play but Brown's Hannah Rogers was able to snag the rebound and take advantage of Kolysher being down as she snuck a shot past the Maine keeper on the right post.
Maine would go ahead for good with just 57-seconds remaining in regulation. Jacobse dribbled the ball through a pair of Brown defenders before sliding a pass from the right post over to Keating in the center of the cage. Keating would tip the shot towards the far post, putting a perfect touch on the ball which crossed the goal line to give Maine a 3-2 advantage that it would not relinquish.
Kolysher improved to 2-4 on the season after making a pair of saves in the cage for Maine. McSweeney drops to 3-7 on the season with the loss after making seven saves.
Maine outshot Brown 13-5 while each team had 10 penalty corner opportunities.
The Black Bears return to action on Friday, Oct. 12 when they travel to battle Boston University in a game held at Harvard beginning at 6:30 p.m.